Motorcyclist hit by airgun pellet
Detectives are appealing for information after a motorcyclist
was hit by an airgun pellet while riding his bike.
The 18-year-old rider was travelling along Harwich Road in
Little Bentley at about 11.30pm on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 when he
felt a sharp pain in his lower back.
The rider, who is from Elmstead Market, later needed
surgery to remove the pellet at Colchester General Hospital.
Investigating officer PC Dan Macey said: "We are trying to find
out how this injury happened and want to hear from anyone who might
have any information about people shooting in fields in the area on
the night in question.
"If the motorcyclist was shot deliberately we need to find the
person responsible because such totally reckless behaviour could
have resulted in the rider falling from his machine at speed and
being seriously injured.”
Anyone with information about the incident should contact the
investigating officer Pc Dan Macey at Clacton Serious Crime Team on
101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.